Markus Antonietti is the Director for Colloid Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and a Professor at the University of Potsdam.
He is the author of around 520 research papers and has received widespread recognition for his work in polymer chemistry. His awards include the Gerhard-Hess prize of the German Science Foundation (1990), the Goldschmidt-Elhuyar-Award of the Real Sociedad Espanola de Quimica (2003) and the Grignard-Wittig Award of the French Chemical Society (2011). In 2009, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Macro Group UK for lifetime achievement.
Professor Antonietti is a member of the Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has received honorary degrees from Clarkson University in New York and the University of Stockholm. In 2011, he spent time as a Guest Professor at Zheijand University, Fuzhou University and the University of Science and Technology of China.
Professor Antonietti’s research interests are varied, extending from polymers, through porous materials, to biomimetic principles in material science. His current focus lies in questions of sustainability and the rediscovery of “simplicity” in science.
Besides being an enthusiastic scientist, Markus plays in a rock band and enjoys experimental cooking with family and friends.
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